Aidan O'Brien's superstar three year old St Mark's Basilica has been installed as the latest leader of the Cartier Horse Of The Year awards standings after his impressive romp in the Group One Coral Eclipse.
The son of the great Siyouni has been a revelation for the Ballydoyle yard, landing the French 2000 Guineas and Derby, and then coming over to England to take the Group One Coral Eclipse which has now seen him rise to the top of the rankings on 112 points.
He is 16 points clear at the top from 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare and Queen Anne Stakes winner Palace Pier and all three could meet at Glorious Goodwood in a clash for the ages in the Sussex Stakes.
St Mark's Basilica also leads the three year old colt division from Poetic Flare who sits on 96 points, whilst Palace Pier remains the leader in the Older Horse category on the same amount of points.
Other leaders in their fields include the Ascot Gold Cup winner Subjectivist in the Stayers division, but that could all change having suffered a career ending injury and in the sprinting division Starman and Oxted sit at the top on 48 points.